HOW THE C.B.T CAFE WAS BORN
Cake Before Therapy (C.B.T café) was born in a cafe following a chance meeting with 2 long lost friends, who, by a strange twist of fate bumped into each other totally out of the blue. Re-connecting after 10 years we discovered we were both experiencing severe breakdowns.
From then we meet weekly sampling all the best varieties of cake all over London. Why? Well because cake is good for the soul, of course.
In these weekly meetings we found ourselves lost in conversation talking bluntly about everything any anything mental health,. And how we were TRUTHFULLY feeling.
So, over a lot of cake, they talked anything and everything mental health we realised these meetings and talking bluntly about everything any anything mental health; how we were TRUTHFULLY feeling. were becoming vital to recovery. We realised these conversations were something we had not felt comfortable to have with other friends within our close circles or and not being in a therapeutic setting also added a new dimension
These meetings inspired a vision to create Cake Before Therapy, a non-therapeutic space where people can drop in, unwind, able to talk openly and learn about mental health in a stigma free, non-judgemental environment. It gives people time to talk honestly about their feelings and experiences, forming connections with each other other, in a non-therapeutic setting; what better way to do this than over a cup of tea and cake.